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The road all the way from there to here

Upton’s Naturals is an independently owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values since opening in 2006. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team takes foods that have been around for thousands of years and offers them to consumers worldwide. The company’s founder, Daniel Staackmann, pioneered flavored, wheat-based seitan and has now launched the first-to-market seasoned and ready-to-eat jackfruit in the United States.


"...fava crumbles that give you the flavor and mouthfeel of taco meat."

Port Arthur News

“You can make a wonderfully messy pulled jackfruit sandwich instead of the usual pulled pork. Upton’s Naturals makes a tasty, not-too-sweet version that’s great on a soft bun with a scoop of…


"Upton’s Naturals' Plant-Based Updogs just might be your new favorite classic ballpark-style frank. They char up to perfection after just a few minutes on the grill."

The Beet

Are you in Chicago? Come visit us anytime at our restaurant, where we serve delicious vegan meals to our community daily!

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